Tobia Scarpa

Tobia Scarpa


"Knowing how to build is a debt to technique. Knowing how to give a meaning to things I create is a debt to logic required by the forms"

Tobia Scarpa

Italian architect and designer, Tobia Scarpa was born in Venice in 1935, where he graduated in Architecture (IUAV) in 1969. A versatile and curious designer, his long career saw him involved in architecture, restoration, outfitting, design, graphics, teaching. In the sixties he established himself as a leader in the industrial design by collaborating with various important Italian and international companies, including Molteni&C and Unifor.

Between 2001 and 2009 he devoted himself to teaching at the Universities of Venice and Alghero.
He received numerous international awards. In 2008 he was awarded with the Compasso d'Oro for his achievements during his career. His works are exhibited in many museums worldwide and his monographic exhibitions were held in Milan, New York, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Bordeaux. Many articles in national and international magazines and essays featured him.

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